They're Just Fish

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Persister Shorts Program
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, May 28, 2020 - Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Available until June 24
A collection of short films by women, about women speaking up and being heard including Radia, They're Just Fish, and Villa Villekulla.
Film Info
Country Listing:Spain
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ana Serna
Paula Iglesias
Producer(s):Olatz Alonso
Editor(s):Paula Iglesias
Writer(s):Ana Serna
Paula Iglesias
Cinematography:Ana Serna
Iratxe Aranguren
Composer:Estudio Tidinit
Sound:Sidi Brahim Najem
Paula Iglesias


This short film is part of the Persister Shorts Program.

Three women run a fish farm in the Algerian desert in this remarkable fish-out-of-water refugee story. Aquaculture magicians, the trio work a series of miracles and mirages to adapt to scorching temperatures, sandstorms and power outages. Far from the Nile, there are still tilapia, and far from Western Sahara, there are still Sahrawi. Angie Driscoll

Persister program presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada with the participation of the Government of Canada
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